- Looney, Jesse, 1801-1869
- Jesse Looney letter to John C. Bond
- 1843 October 271843-10-271843-10-27
- 0.1 linear feet, (1 container) : 1 folder
- Collection Number
- CA 1843 Oct 27
- Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. The collection consists of a typed transcript of a letter from Looney to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
1299 University of Oregon
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Jesse Looney (1800-1869) was a pioneer farmer and early Oregon legislator. He was born in Tennessee and with his family traveled overland to Oregon in a wagon train led by Marcus Whitman. The Looneys took a donation land claim south of Salem. He was a provisional legislator, orchard grower, and builder. He married Ruby Crawford Bond. They had 13 children.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of a typed transcript of Looney's letter to his brother-in-law, John C. Bond. In the letter, Looney gives advice on making the trip across the plains, and describe the state of his family, newly arrived in Waiilapu, Oregon Territory.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Guide to the Jesse Looney Letter to John C. Bond|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Bond, John C.
- Oregon Territory--History
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